Re: NANFA-- Footwear....

Doug Dame (
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 03:13:46 -0500

Gary Rollwage asks:

>> Anybody have good advice,tips,suggestions on what
>> to wear on your feet to keep out the max of gravel and
>> have good protection and grip?

I spent $22 at WalMart for a pair of (single-purpose) hiking boots that I've
been very happy with:
- 100% man-made materials ... so nothing to rot ... I rinse 'em off with a
hose when I get home and turn them upside down to drip dry til the next time
- good high-ankle support so I don't turn my ankle when I slip
- well-cleated Vibram-type heavy sole protects my feet from bumps (and
ensures I have an easy-to-follow trail to follow back to the veeehickle)
- lace-ons, so when I finally manage to pull my leg out of the unexpectedly
soft muck that's above my knee, the boot comes too.
- don't get much gravel sneaking in to annoy my delicate soles

However, I collect mostly in Florida, so protection from severely cold water
isn't a priority.

Works for me, YMMV.

Doug Dame
Interlachen FL
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